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LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS

What is a life-threatening health condition?

A life-threatening health condition puts the child in danger of death during the school day without medication or treatment and a nursing plan in place (see Washington state law RCW 28A.210.320).

Life-threatening health conditions include:

  • diabetes
  • severe asthma
  • severe allergies (bees, peanuts, etc.)
  • cardiac/heart conditions
  • epilepsy/seizure disorder

Reporting the condition or illness:

Parents/guardians of students with life-threatening conditions must inform the school and work with the school nurse and the student’s health care provider to create a health care plan. Planning ahead helps schools to be equipped and prepared to care for students in emergency health situations.

Parents/guardians must:

  • report the life-threatening condition on the nurse alert form
  • complete the Permission to Administer Medication at School form if student needs medication at school
  • complete the health care plan that is specific to the student’s illness, if applicable

All student health forms are available in the school office. Required documentation must be completed before the child attends school.